17 Jul 2018
Guides, How To

OLD TRICKS FOR MODERN 4X4s 

The game hasn’t changed, but the rules have been tweaked slightly… It’s a shame to say – but older, mechanical and live-axle 4WDs are slowly disappearing from our tracks. They are getting rustier and more worn out, gradually being replaced by the next generation of…

Guides, How To

Winch Servicing: 101 

A winch is one of those things that you just don’t think much about until you need it. If you’ve ever known the pain of getting stuck, thinking smugly to yourself: “Too easy – I’ve got a winch!” only to find out that it’s no…

Gear, How To

Long Ranger Fuel Tank Install 

This month we’ve been busy with old Rusty and she’s beginning to take shape. But before we get too carried away and as we’re going to be racking up the kays when she’s finished, we figured we’d better get rid of the thimble sized standard…

Guides, How To

The Bush Mechanics Special 

Check out these handy tips to get you home (straight out of the Les Hiddins playbook).   Unless you carry around an entire spare parts vehicle, a CNC mill and complex 3D printing equipment, breaking down is going to be an unfortunate fact of off-road…

Guides, How To

HOW TO DRIVE MUD 

EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING DIRTY IN THE BUSH   For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online magazine.   We live in an amazing place. A country where the vast differences in terrain are rivalled only…

Guides, How To

HOW TO: TYRE PRESSURES 

Tyre pressures are a simple numbers game. Are your numbers right? Here are five things that you need to know before heading off the blacktop With a thousand articles in a thousand magazines there’s no way you could possibly overstate the importance of not only…

Guides, How To

WEIRD & WHACKY RECOVERIES 

  We test a few different styles of self-recovery aids to see what works, what doesn’t and what you shouldn’t waste your time with… For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   Traction mats have been around…

Guides, How To, Vehicles

SIDEWAYS IN THE SNOW 

There are two experiences in cars that just put an instant grin on your face… and I mean those experiences where you’re driving. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   One is gut-flattening acceleration, and the…

Guides, How To

DAMAGE-FREE ROCK DRIVING 

Don’t let your adventure end with the easy trails. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. It’s a phrase suburban mums…

Guides, How To

WINCHING FOR BEGINNERS 

The essential tips and techniques for using that big paperweight at the front of your car. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   For the vast majority of us, a winch is one of those ‘must…

Guides, How To

10 PRO PACKING TIPS 

Get in touch with your inner backpacker. Follow these tips and we’ll have you packing like a professional camper. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   You know that saying, ‘all the gear, no idea’? It…

Features, Guides, How To

HOW TO: HAND WINCHING 

  Forget cross-fit. Buy a hand winch. Possibly the most versatile of recovery tools, but are they now redundant?   For those of us old enough to remember, four-wheel drive recoveries once used to be a lot of hard yakka. Sweat pouring – every second…

Features, Guides, How To

7 TIPS FOR SAFE SNATCHING 

Snatch straps aren’t all equal, as our recent snatch strap comparison test proved convincingly. But straps aside, what extra precautions can you take to ensure you get out of that sticky situation safely? Here’s seven things to consider before you jump into your next snatch…

Features, Guides, How To

CHEAP 4X4 TRICKS 

Who said you need the best of everything to get out there? Sure, a little luxury in life never goes astray, but when it comes to four-wheel driving sometimes the cheap and cheerful tricks are the ones that will be the most beneficial. What we…

Guides, How To

10 SAND DRIVING TIPS 

  Beach driving has to be one of the best things about owning a 4X4, I reckon. You don’t need the latest and greatest mods on your vehicle – most stock four-wheel drives are more than capable of tackling the sand – nor do you…